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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

SMITH, Ada

SIXTH EDITION; 2000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

The Sixth Edition.

Published: Strahan & Cadell, 1791

Stock code: 36766

Price: £2,240.00

One of 2000 copies printed. 'The Wealth of Nations', coming at a point when 'natural liberty' was being being widely debated, had a decisive influence both on the study of national economy and on the freeing of economic policy from the artificial restraint of the mercantilist system. Smith's statement that labour is the source of a nation's commodities and that the variation in 'stock' values are due to the interaction of wages, profits and rent, formulated the doctrine of the classic school of economic thought, and round it all modern economic discussion has revolved' (PMM). Goldsmiths 14612; Kress B.2209; Tribe 41. See also PMM 221, 363.